Mihaela Dirlea

Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW

Verified by Psychology Today
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Mihaela Dirlea

Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Spadina and Bloor intersection
Toronto, ON M5S
(647) 492-4318
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon During COVID-19, I will offer online sessions (like skype) and can reduce my sliding scale rate if affordability is an issue.

About

As a Social Worker, Psychotherapist and Qualified Mindfulness Instructor, I work with you to help you make sense of your own life experiences, understand how your past affects you now, and make positive changes. Mindfulness is an integral part of my personal and professional life. Since 2009 I have studied the intersection of Buddhism and Psychology and I have partnered with several government and public institutions to run accessible mindfulness programs (including MBSR) for staff and students (i.e. Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, UofT, Central LHIN, The Princess Margaret).
My specialty is in working with cancer survivors & their family members, and with adults/young adults dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma and self-esteem issues. At Wellspring, The Princess Margaret, and CAMH I have worked with individuals facing cancer, trauma, anxiety, depression, loss of independence, anger, isolation, suicidal thoughts,
I work from a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive and non-judgmental lens. I offer sliding scale rates, as I strongly believe that therapy should be accessible to everyone. “The most difficult times for many of us are the ones we give ourselves” P. Chodron. I invite you to contact me for a free 15 min phone call to discuss your needs. LGBTQ+ positive

Finances

  • Cost per Session: Up to $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Beneva | SSQ
  • Blue Cross
  • Green Shield Canada
  • Medavie Blue Cross
I offer direct billing to Greenshield members (ex. UofT students). Insurance receipts are also provided for reimbursement.
Email me or call (647) 492-4318 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • Membership: Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers
  • School: University of Toronto
  • Year Graduated: 2014
Qualified MBSR instructor. EMDR II.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Ontario Association of Social Workers / 14031
  • Certificate Date: 2014
  • Certificate: Center for Mindfulness Studies/UofT / MBSR Instructor
  • Certificate Date: 2016

Location

Spadina and Bloor intersection
Toronto, ON M5S
(647) 492-4318
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Chronic Illness
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
  • cancer diagnosis and survivorship
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

I also speak: German and Romanian
Age
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Humanistic
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 6 May 2022
Photo of Mihaela Dirlea, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker in Toronto
Mihaela Dirlea

Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW